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Bradley R. Bowles


Practice Areas

  • Plaintiff's Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Plaintiff's Aviation
  • Litigation
Rated by Super Lawyers | Bradley R. Bowles | 5 years


Bradley R. Bowles is a passionate and committed attorney who is serious about getting the best possible results for his clients. He represents clients in California, focusing on a personal injury, business litigation, aviation practices and general litigation. Mr. Bowles has gained a reputation with his team at Bowles & Verna, LLP, as an attorney who puts his clients' needs first, aggressively representing them in court when necessary.

After graduating from the University of San Diego in 1996, Mr. Bowles received his Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law in 1999. He gained valuable experience working as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C., for the Honorable Amo Houghton of New York. He has experience litigating in front of most state and federal courts in California, as well as federal courts in New York, Kansas, Washington, Connecticut, Tennessee and Texas.

Mr. Bowles' experience has earned him the respect of his peers. He was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 40 attorneys under 40 in 2012 and 2013, and as a Super Lawyer- Rising stars from 2010-2014 and Super Lawyers- 2014-present. Beginning in 2013 and through the present Mr. Bowles has been honored by the National Trial Lawyers with membership in the Top 100 attorneys in the United States. Additionally, he has received the honor of lifetime memberships with the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum due to the successful results he was able to achieve for injured clients.

When not working, Mr. Bowles enjoys spending time in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two daughters and English bulldog.


  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 1996

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1999

Professional Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2010 to Present
  • CAOC, Member, 1999 to Present


  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in the USA, 2013 – Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in California, 2010 – 2014
  • Super Lawyers- Rising Stars 2008-2014
  • Super Lawyers- 2014-Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates- Lifetime member

Representative Clients

  • Hunters’ Point Shipyard Litigation- representing plaintiffs in class action related to the old Navy Shipyard.
  • Block v. Helix- represent 180 plaintiffs related to toxic exposure in the Colony Park Neighborhood in Concord, California.
  • Simone v. Cessna- Representing family of pilot lost in plane crash.
  • In re Estate of Vallee- represent family of father lost in plane crash.
  • Wrongful death of Minor killed by Pitbull
  • Wrongful death of Minor due to overdose of alcohol
  • Represent heirs of pilot killed in plane crash
  • Victim of car accident that led to amputation
  • Wrongful death of victim of medical device
  • Represent victim of Rape
  • Represent heirs of man killed at his place of work
  • In re: Air Crash of Nantucket- represents victims of Egypt Air Flight 990.
  • Frederiksson v. Sikorsky-represent victims of Helicopter disaster in Finland.
  • Sunset Pointe construction defect litigation- represents plaintiffs in construct defect claim against builder.
  • Cessna Crashes- represent multiple plaintiffs in claims against Cessna related to crashes.
  • Lilburn et al. v. Civic Helicopters et al.-represent victims of helicopter crash.

Representative Cases

  • Damaschino et al. v. Tracol Limited et al. Verdict of $2,449,652. Damages of $1,117,937.20 plus interest of $619,184.03. Additional verdict for $25,000 of punitive damages. After the verdict the Court awarded $712,531.48 in attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Winter v. Jervis, – Verdict of $886,408 for realtor with injury to her face.
  • John and Jane Doe v. Roe- $6,300,000 settlement for plaintiff who lost arm.
  • Doe v. Roe Construction Company- $3,000,000 settlement on behalf of husband who lost wife in traffic accident.
  • Confidential Male v. Roe- $1,500,000 for plaintiff who lost leg in premise liability claim.
  • Uno Fratelli v. Citibank-Unanimous jury verdict against Citibank in the amount of $666,639.
  • Doe Homeowners v. Roe Homebuilder
  • $1,600,000 – confidential settlement on behalf of family injured due to long term exposure to mold.
  • Johnston v. McCarthy- $500,000 wrongful death settlement for family of minor who overdosed on alcohol.
  • Minor v. Homeowner- $600,000 wrongful death settlement for family whose three year old child was mauled to death by a pitbull.
  • Berlin v. Doe Driver- $1,500,000 settlement for driver with traumatic brain injury.
  • Dismond v. Nelson-$300,000 – policy limits settlement on behalf of injured motorcyclist.
  • Schnoebelen v. Mularky
  • $270,000 – policy limit settlement on behalf of injured driver.
  • In Re: Korea Airlines
  • $31,500,000 settlement for injuries related to Korean Airline Crash.
  • Doe Taxi Driver v. Taxi Company
  • $2,000,000 – settlement on behalf of injured taxi driver.
  • Stark v. Noble
  • $850,000 – settlement on behalf of injured driver.
  • Doe Doctor v. Doe Contractor
  • $1,300,000 – settlement on behalf of injured motorcyclist.
  • Kim v. Claveran
  • $650,000 – settlement on behalf of injured pedestrian.
  • White v. City of Stanislaw
  • $675,000 – settlement on behalf of driver injured when police car ran a red light.
  • Air Philippines Crash
  • $135,000,000 – settlement on behalf of heirs of victims of Air Philippine crash.

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Sigma Pi
  • Delta Sigma Pi